Commissioner’s Comments

Sunday, March 26, 2023 — 10:00 a.m.

Online registration for all RETURNING players participating in the Lynnfield Men’s Over-40 Softball League’s 2023 season began on Monday, March 6, at 8:00 a.m., and closes in less than a week on this Friday, afternoon, March 31, at 5:00 p.m. 

So far, 110 guys — or 90% of all anticipated players this year — have already signed up and paid, for which we thank you. The rest of you returning guys need to register and pay for the upcoming year now! 

So, head over to the Registration Page and sign up ASAP. The league uses the money collected from registration fees to pay our upcoming bills: the town for use of the fields, insurance costs, new hats and shirts, umpire fees, etc.

Please note we are NOT accepting any more NEW players for the 2023 season, as all rosters have now been filled for this year — sorry.

If you would like your name added to our list to be notified when to register to play next season in 2024 (subject to open available roster spots), please send an email to Commissioner Sam White (

As always, we’ll post updated information regarding the new season in this space here, augmented by notifications provided by your coaches.

Sam White, Commissioner

  In Memory & Appreciation

John D. DeLuca, Jr. was the founding commissioner and driving force behind the Lynnfield Men’s Over-40 Softball League for many years of its early existence, as well as being a beloved member of the Green Team.

It was his vision to establish a social-based sports endeavor, whereby a bunch of middle-aged guys could have the opportunity to get together outdoors one night a week during the nice weather, whack a ball around for a bit, have some fun, pretend they were athletes again, expand their friendships and network of contacts, and – as Billy Joel sang in “Piano Man” – forget about life for a while.

John’s outgoing personality, perpetual grin, infectious laugh, and sense of humor — combined with his warm and spirited greeting of “Hey, buddy!” to all — made him a natural leader and a friend to virtually everyone he encountered in all corners of his life. This was never more evident than the outpouring of support he received after being diagnosed with leukemia, and the hundreds of people who participated in the subsequent bone marrow drive that was conducted in an attempt to save his life.

John fought a very valiant battle, but ultimately succumbed to this disease on June 21, 2008, at the much too young age of 53.

What he started and tirelessly nurtured for all those years has been bequeathed to all of us to sturdily build on and take forward.

To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.